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Sunday
Oct172010

Canadian poll closes

The poll for best Science and Technology blog poll in Canada, which I mentioned in the Climate Cuttings post, seems to have closed, apparently prematurely.

I wonder why?

Update: No this was apparently expected.

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Reader Comments (8)

Early?

http://cdnba.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/blog-awards-round-1-voting-has-begun/

says:

"Round 1 will end on October 17, 2010 at 12:00 noon."

Not sure which Canadian timezone, but isn't that about now?

Oct 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM | Unregistered Commenterjim

"Update: No this was apparently expected."

I think you've maybe treated this too lightly - we respect you for your commitment to full disclosure and willingness to acknowledge mistakes, rather than for being infallible. In this case, it seems like quite a minor error, but it does show that you have perhaps become too ready to see conspiracies. We could all do well to take this as a reminder that sometimes there's a simple explanation.

Apologies if my tone makes this sound offensive - it's not intended as such. Unlike certain people I can think of, we're capable of learning something from mistakes, however minor :)

Oct 18, 2010 at 3:21 AM | Unregistered Commenterdave

Yep, Dave, the footing is uneasy. There are vast forces arrayed in unrehearsed scenarios. Step lightly.
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Oct 18, 2010 at 5:25 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Climate Audit just squeaked by - with 1,859 votes.
The others received
7
19
4
51
6
12 votes respectively :-)

CA finished with 94.94% of the vote...

Oct 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterTerryMN

What Canadian poll? I've never even heard of the site. Maybe its big with the university crowd... or specific sects found therein. There's the rub with polls, demographics representing demographics representing the entirety of a people with a +/- of 50% depending on their sobriety and longterm exposure to Jabba the Gore.

Should start off every poll with a yes/no on Al Gore getting a Nebula for Inconvenient Truth.

Oct 18, 2010 at 6:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlan F

With only about half a day notice, Climate Audit got more than a third of the votes cast in all the polls added together. It's a blind stab in the dark but I think CA might win. The spike in traffic must have been a bit of an eye opener.

Oct 19, 2010 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Seems that climateaudit has got through to the "final", whatever that means.

When you're typically polling of the order of tens of votes for a handful of sites, do you really need a final?

Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound. Votes here:

http://poll.fm/2couk

Oct 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterSpence_UK

Well, Steve can still be nominated as an "Influential Canadian".

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/25/article1702824.ece

Oct 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterLes Johnson

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